Anguilla is a jewel in the Caribbean. The island’s main appeal is its stunning beaches, combined with friendly inhabitants and an authentic island atmosphere that has been diminished on other Caribbean islands due to package tourism.
Although Anguilla is just 16 miles long and three miles broad, yet it is jam-packed with intriguing attractions and natural features from top to bottom. At 213 feet tall, Crocus Hill towering above the otherwise flat limestone terrain, and The Fountain, a massive underground cave that pours fresh water into Shoal Bay. Anguilla’s most well-known historic landmarks include Sandy Hill’s 18th century Dutch Fort, Old Salt Mine and Pumphouse, and the restored 1787 Wallblake House.
Music and boats are essential aspects of Anguilla culture, and they will nearly always be present at significant events on the island. The Anguilla Cultural Festival and Summer Festival are excellent opportunities to meet Anguillians and learn about their culture. A music festival called “The Moonsplash Music Festival” offers both local and international musicians, as does the Tranquility Jazz Festival, which takes place every year. Anguilla Day, May 30th, commemorates the Anguillan Revolution. The island also hosts a famous summer festival that combines aspects of Carnival with good old summer fun!
Anguilla is a gourmet’s dream with over 70 eateries. You’ll have no trouble getting pizza, Creole, Asian fusion, or excellent French food on Anguilla; the only issue you could have is locating a cheap dinner. Pimms at the Cap Juluca resort is a remarkable French-Asian experience; the Koal Keel in the Olde Valley is an island supper classic. Catch the free launch to Scilly Cay for some grilled lobster and rum punch for a genuine Caribbean beach barbeque.